Germany in 1912: Images 261 to 265

Monday, July 21, 2014

The statue of Roland, the defender of municipal liberties, was erected in 1412; it remains as a symbol of the rights and privileges of the city of Bremen.

The Burgerpark, planted from scratch in swampy grasslands, is now a beautiful forest with the largest variety of species.

Bremen City Hall. - Its main structure dates back to the early fifteenth century along with the sixteen statues, including the emperor and the seven electors, backed by piers on the first floor.

The Ratskeller (basement of the Town Hall) of Bremen is famous throughout Germany, certainly for its age because it dates from the fifteenth century, and also by the quality of its wines.

The Hotel of Norddeutscher Lloyd of stands in the center of the city, a large and massive construction of bluish stone dominated by a tower 75 metres in height.

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Caspian Sea over Western Europe, western Canada

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Caspian is probably the biggest reason why some countries that are technically landlocked still aren't in the sense that they have a thriving maritime culture. Azerbaijan in particular, which has 800 km of coastline and a navy with 5000 personnel.






Feel free to superimpose the Caspian on another part of the world using this link:

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Germany in 1912: Images 251 to 260

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A student carnival. - It is in Leipzig that these festivals and carnivals are of greatest splendor and have the greatest impact.

The Frühschoppen. - Students in Jena will have a Frühschoppen on Sunday in the Marktplatz, a meal of sausages and beer partaken in Germany at around ten o'clock in the morning.

Binge drinking. - Under the tables covered with an army of empty bottles, dozens of bottles are kept cool. One student, charged with that duty, provides his comrades with full bottles.

Beer baptism. - Among the fantastic events that new students are subjected to before being officially admitted to the corporations, one of the most characteristic is certainly the beer baptism. The seniors, perched on chairs and tables, dump the content of their glasses on the mats.

A centenary. - An important festival should be celebrated with a special pageantry.

Bremen. - Less favored by nature than Hamburg, Bremen carries out a magnificent struggle against its powerful neighbor, a living lesson for all commercial cities of the world.

The Great Bridge of Bremen. - The Weser River it crosses had only two metres of depth 25 years ago.Today its depth is seven meters and tonnage on the river port has quintupled.

The Bremen stock market is a beautiful Gothic style building. The room is very impressive and richly decorated.

Bremen City Hall. - The large room, forty meters long, nine meters high, is one of the finest of its kind. Its ceiling is decorated with models of ancient warships.

Freeport Bremen contains the largest basin in Europe: 2300 meters long in a straight line. The quays are bordered with railroads with electric cranes every 30 or 40 meters.

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Germany in 1912: Images 241 to 250

Friday, July 04, 2014

A duel. - The dressing. - The duel stopped, the surgeon goes over the edges of the wound with antiseptic and using a sharp tapestry needle deftly sews the gaping gashes together.

The stitches are done coarsely, making the scars clearly visible.

The scars are decorations and trophies, making one worthy of being loved as a hero.

The night parties do not go on without remaining seated for long hours in front of glasses constantly emptied and filled. For every self-respecting German, there can not be a party without beer.

Teachers have kept their traditional costume in ceremonies. It gives a lot of importance that fits well with the reputation enjoyed in Germany as a "Herr Professor".

A new rector. - The ceremony in which the outgoing Rector places his big red coat on the new Rector is of a very impressive character.

Corporate houses. - The "Body" is composed of all homeowners where they meet every day. These buildings can be more or less elegant, depending on the fortunes of the members.

A student carnival. - In university towns, the student carnival is one of the most anticipated holidays and also the one that gets the most success.

A student carnival. - The festival is organized from time with a unity and a precision due precisely to the existence of student corporations and their discipline.

A student carnival. - The processions, often very picturesque, parade through the streets in a crowd always very sympathetic to student demonstrations.

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Germany in 1912: Images 231 to 240

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A prison is located on the third floor of the "Aula". Students who failed in an academic discipline are enclosed there. Bismarck got to know the dungeon as well for having had a pistol fight.

The prison consists of four small rooms arranged in cells.

Cell. - The walls are covered with colorful drawings, a pastime of the prisoners.

A march. - The ideal of the students: to resemble the officer, to not reveal oneself only in uniform and with the rapier.

A procession. - Every "Corps" and each "Burschenschaft" has its flag with emblems, colors and its special ribbons.

A religious service. - Some students attend religious services in public bodies and all these demonstrations show how seriously they take them.

Borussia counted among its members every son of the Emperor and the Emperor himself. The election of new members is also subject to the approval of William II.

Duels. - The sword lesson. - Each afternoon, students go to the armory and train in the sword and saber.

A duel. - Preparations. - Being just about slashing the other, the opponents wear a padded tie, leather bands, an armband, a breastplate, a leather apron and goggles.

The meeting. - In principle, the duel consists of sixty rounds of three blows. If before the end too serious injuries are received, the fighting stops on the intervention of the "second" of his client away from combat.

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